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The Great Debaters (2007)
Front Cover Actor Back Cover
Denzel Washington Melvin B. Tolson
Nate Parker Henry Lowe
Jurnee Smollett Samantha Booke
Denzel Whitaker James Farmer Jr.
Jermaine Williams Hamilton Burgess
Forest Whitaker Dr. James Farmer Sr.
Gina Ravera Ruth Tolson
John Heard Sheriff Dozier
Kimberly Elise Pearl Farmer
Devyn A. Tyler Helen Farmer
J.D. Evermore Captain Wainwright
Jurnee Smollett-Bell Samantha Booke
Movie Details
Genre Biography; Drama
Director Denzel Washington
Producer Molly Allen; Todd Black; Joe Roth
Writer Robert Eisele; Jeffrey Porro
Cinematography Philippe Rousselot
Musician Peter Golub
Studio The Weinstein Company
Language English
Audience Rating PG-13 (Parents Strongly Cautioned)
Running Time 126 mins
Country USA
Color Color
IMDb Rating 7.6
A drama based on the true story of Melvin B. Tolson, a professor at Wiley College Texas. In 1935, he inspired students to form the school's first debate team, which went on to challenge Harvard in the national championship.
Personal Details
Seen It Yes
Index 1808
Collection Status In Collection
DVD Carousel Carousel 5
Slot 51
Links IMDB
Movie Collector Connect
Product Details
Format DVD
Region Region 1
Screen Ratio Anamorphic Widescreen (2.35:1)
Widescreen (1.85:1)
Layers Single Side, Dual Layer
UPC (Barcode) 796019810708
Release Date 5/13/2008
Subtitles English; Spanish
Packaging Keep Case
Audio Tracks Dolby Digital 5.1 [English]
Dolby Digital 5.1 [French]
Nr of Disks/Tapes 1
Extra Features
- Deleted Scenes - The Great Debaters: An Historical Perspective - "That's What My Baby Likes" Music Video - "My Soul Is A Witness" Music Video